I had my first drink when I was 17. By the time I was 20, I was snorting crystal meth with my father in San Diego, Ca. At 29, I was divorced and a full blown alcoholic. By the time I was 37, I had 3 children and was out of control.
At 39, I had been through a detox facility twice. At 40, I would find rock bottom and on June 19th, 2013, I would finally give in and seek help.
When I entered rehab, I would be successfully self employed. Money was no object. My soul was depleted, my mind raged and I didn’t know which way was which. My home was empty. My wife and kids were gone. I stood broken, alone and scared.
Today, my home is filled. My marriage restored, my mind sane, and my soul filled with hope and love. I am a father as I’m called to be, a husband that I am called to be and the man that God has called me to be.
My life has gone from ordinary to extraordinary. I lost it all, but gained it all. My name is Rob Johansen and I am a person in long term recovery. It is in recovery that I found my life. And in my life, I found my purpose. But for the grace of God can I forgive and it’s in forgiving that I can live.